Sunday, October 28, 2012


"But thou, oh Lord, art a God  full of compassion,  and gracious, long-suffering and plenteous in mercy and truth." Psalm 86:15

God never promised a trouble free life on earth for the believers.
He did promise us, though, that He would be with us and help us through each trial.  He is the God of the valley as much as He is the God of the mountain.  We all love those mountain top experiences
but what about when we seem to be in the valley.  We have found the past few months that in the valley is where we have grown the most.

If you have read my blog ~ you know that Silas had pulled his back and had to go to the doctor.  This went on almost two  months. He was in a lot of pain.  Yesterday, a week ago, we took him to ER.
There they found a tumor on his backbone.  He was admitted to hospital.  After quite a few test they told us he had bone cancer.
They immediately started radiation and steroids to shrink the tumor.
He was sent home but has to go for radiation every day for several weeks.  Then they will take a bone marrow test.  

Okay, that is out of the way!  Now, the learning part.  God started dealing with both of us.  One day Silas broke down and said, "I have been trying to fix the outside when all the time it was inside."  That made sense, but then he told me how that God showed him his heart problem.  These questions will be good for us all to take 
a good look at.
1. Are we really sincere in our prayer life or is it habit?
2. Do we really witness and tell of God's love as we should.
3. Why do we go to church 
I won't list it all but if the Lord has ever stirred your nest you know what I am talking about.

So many things that we take for granted.  But we know it will all be okay.  God makes no mistakes and He gives grace for every need.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


 I know it has been a long time since I have blogged.  Not that I did not want to but just that my  mine doesn't seem to be functioning to well.  Could it be age?  Maybe!  I won't deny that I go from room to room trying to remember what I am looking for!  Seems that disease is making it's rounds in young and old.  lol

I said I would not write unless I could be positive.  I hate pity parties.  So I will just say that we have had a few storm clouds pass by.  We made it fine through the actual tornado.  God really blessed and kept His hand on us.  It passed right over us and seem to linger for a while.  We have a generator ~ so things were not too bad.

But a few other kind of storms have been around.  I have been in the bed for a couple months with my back.  I have 3 degenerated disc.  My PCP told me it was time to go see a specialist.  My legs are being affected.  So I go Friday to a Specialist.  I have not been able to walk by myself without holding on to something or somebody.  Then my fibromyalgia  acts up with pain.  Pray that the doctor will do the right thing.

Silas was working in the garden  about 6 weeks ago and damaged a nerve.  He is much better after several weeks of therapy.  My problem here is to keep him from doing too much too soon.  Why are men so hard headed?  Guess I have said enough along that line.

Worse yet, forget that if you wish but there is a much greater need.
My sister and her husband lost their 30 yr. old son on the 11th.  I cannot imagine what they are going through.  I just know that God knows best and will give them the grace they need.  But prayer does help.  I know they could not bear this without the Lord.  They live in Pennsylvania and pastor a church there.  Please pray for them.  They have an older son, wife and two grand children.  

Hopefully I can get back to posting more often.  I so enjoy hearing and reading your blogs.